Blog Posts

  • We're Hiring!

    Come work for Chispa Maryland as our new Chispa Maryland Organizer! We are looking for an ambitious Community Organizer who is goal-driven, passionate about social change and justice, and experienced in building individual and collective leadership and power. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

    http://www.marylandconservation.org/career-opportunities

     

  • Una entrevista con Ramón durante Latino Conservation Week

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    Escrito por Russell Corbin, Chispa Maryland Intern

    Durante la Latino Conservation Week (LCW), nos sentamos con nuestro Director de Chispa Maryland, Ramón Palencia-Calvo, para conversar sobre su pasión por la naturaleza y nuestra participación en LCW este año.

     

    Latino Conservation Week se celebra este año entre el 14 y el 21 de Julio y es un evento anual nacional organizado por el Hispanic Access Foundation.

  • An Interview with Ramón During Latino Conservation Week

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    Written by: Russell Corbin, Chispa Maryland Intern

    This Latino Conservation Week (LCW) we sat down with our Chispa Maryland Director, Ramón Palencia-Calvo, to learn more about his passion for the great outdoors and our involvement with LCW this year.

    Latino Conservation Week, which this year lasts from July 14th-22nd, is a national event organized by the Hispanic Access Foundation.

     

  • ¡CONOCE A RUSSELL!

    Desde que era pequeño, mis padres hicieron posible que disfrutara del medio ambiente a través de actividades como navegar en botes de vela, ir en bicicleta, ir de camping, e ir en kayaking. He pasado la mayoría de mis veranos aprendiendo y disfrutando de la ecología única y bella de la Bahía de Chesapeake y de esas experiencias he desarrollado mi amor por la naturaleza y un compromiso a protegerla.

  • MEET OUR NEW INTERN RUSSELL!

    Since I was very young my parents have given me the opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors through activities like sailing, biking, backpacking, and kayaking. I have spent most of my summers learning about and enjoying the unique and beautiful ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and from these experiences I have developed my deep love for our natural environment and a commitment to protecting it.

  • Great news from Prince George's County Council

    Chispa Maryland Applauds the Leadership of the Prince George’s County Council in Requesting Governor Hogan to Dedicate Funds for Electric Zero-Emissions School Buses

    Upper Marlboro, MD – On March 27th, the Prince George’s County Council approved a resolution to promote a healthier environment for its students and enable Prince George’s County School District to become a cleaner and healthier community. The Council is requesting Governor Larry Hogan dedicate funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund  for the purchase and investment in electric zero-emission school bus fleets.

  • CHISPA MARYLAND ENTREGA MAS DE 6000 PETICIONES AL GOBERNADOR HOGAN PARA #CLEANRIDE4KIDS

    Ha sido un mes desde que nos unimos en Annapolis con miembros de la comunidad, líderes de la Liga de Votantes por la Conservación de Maryland, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter y la Liga de Votantes por la Conservación para entregar más de 6,000 peticiones al Gobernador Hogan para la campaña Clean Buses for Healthy Niños.

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  • CHISPA MARYLAND DELIVERS OVER 6000 PETITIONS TO GOVERNOR HOGAN FOR #CLEANRIDE4KIDS

    It has been a month since we stood together in Annapolis with concerned community members, leaders, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, and League of Conservation Voters as we delivered over 6,000 petitions to Governor Hogan for the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign.

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  • La Clase de Promotores del 2016 recibe el John V. Kabler Memorial Award

    El 15 de noviembre la clase de Promotoras de Justica y Acción Ambiental del 2016 recibió John V. Kabler Memorial Award en nuestra cena anual de Premios al Liderazgo Ambiental (ELA por sus siglas en ingles).

    El premio fue entregado a nuestros Promotores por el trabajo organizando en su comunidad y creando liderazgo para luchar para proteger a nuestra madre tierra. 

     

  • Class of 2016 Promotores receives the John V. Kabler Memorial Award

    On November 15th at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner, the 2016 Class of Environmental Justice and Action Promotores was awarded with the 2017 John V. Kabler Memorial Award. 

    The award was presented to our Promotores for the work organizing their community and creating leadership to fight to protect our mother earth.